Besides John DeMathew losing his life in a road accident another Benga Kikuyu singer has died.

Legendary Kikuyu musician Jimmy Wayuni is dead.

According to reports, Wayuni was involved in a road accident last night at Wendani in Thika Road.

At the time of the accident, he was with a friend who escaped unhurt.

Here are other prominent mugithi artistes who have died in the past years.

  1. John  DeMathew

The celebrated mugithi artiste passed away on August /19/2019  his car was involved in a road accident near Blue Post hotel.

John De Mathew
John De Mathew

2. Salim Junior

Paul Mwangi, popularly known as Salim Junior, died on almost two and a half years ago, at the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital

Famed for songs like ‘Sarafina’ and ‘Muti Uyu Mukwona’ remix among others, Salim produced many gospel and secular songs.

The late Salim Junior

He was renowned for mixing popular Kikuyu gospel and secular songs and also for introducing the famous ‘one-man guitar’ style of music.

He had been ailing for sometime before his death.

3. Queen Jane

Popular musician Queen Jane died while undergoing treatment at the St Mary’s Hospital, Nairobi in 2010.

Queen Jane hit stardom following the release of the hit song Mwendwa KK in the 1990s.

She died aged 44.

The late Queen Jane

4. John Ndichu

John Ndichu was a legendary Gikuyu artist from Gatanga, Muranga County. He died close to 30 years ago but his music is still relevant today.

5. Sammy Muraya

He is another legendary Kikuyu secular musician whose prowess in playing the guitar was and still second to none.

The late Sammy Muraya

Muraya died more than 17 years ago but his music continues to represent him perfectly.

His son, Sammy Muraya Junior, is also doing well musically ensuring that his father’s legacy continues to live on.